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Review of THz near-field methods
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Paper Abstract

Terahertz (THz) imaging offers many attractive advantages over existing modalities especially in its ability to obtain spectroscopic information. In particular, THz spectra are extremely sensitive to small changes of the molecular structure and different isomeric and intermolecular configurations. With a comparatively longer wavelength (0.3 mm at 1 THz), THz images suffer from the problem of low spatial resolution, as determined by Rayleigh's criterion and proves to be a major limitation. This paper reviews the existing THz near-field methods and recent developments for identifying potential areas of research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 January 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6414, Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems III, 64140L (11 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.695309
Show Author Affiliations
Hungyen Lin, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Bernd M. Fischer, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Samuel P. Mickan, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Derek Abbott, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6414:
Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems III
Said F. Al-Sarawi, Editor(s)

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